Take a closer look at ancient climate change

By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters Climate is always changing. That’s one truth that stands out from the record around the world of natural samples of Earth materials, of tree rings, ice layers, and so much more. But how much has past climate change influenced human affairs? In...

Rain, equipment failure result in wastewater spills in Franklin county

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Untreated wastewater entered nearby creeks in both Franklinton and Youngsville in the last week — one incident caused by heavy rain and the other by equipment failure. Franklin County Public Utilities Director Bryce Mendenhall reported a bypass of...
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Events at historic venues in 2015 mark the 1865 end of the Civil War

RALEIGH — The Civil War began in1861and ripped apart families, neighbors and the nation. In April 1865, the often called “brother’s war” was ending. Most North Carolina families had someone or knew someone who participated in the war, and the state sent tens of thousands of...
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Historic Franklinton home burned in ’05

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1975 •Two men are charged with murder in the death of Eugene Beddingfield, 70, shot at close range with a shotgun Dec. 18. The motive was not revealed. Editor’s note: One of the...
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Homemade wheat-free pizza with a tasty twist

Few foods are as popular as pizza. Whether you’re a vegetarian or someone who prefers pizza topped with pepperoni, chances are you can find some form of this beloved dish that will tickle your foodie fancy. Those who want to experiment with making their own pizzas can do so with...
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Virgilio’s: A Culinary Adventure

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — As owner and mixologist at Virgilio’s Premium Vinegars, Oils & Edibles, Margarita Dixon has brought a little bit of foodie heaven to South White Street. Specializing in wonderful flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegar, this is the perfect shop...
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Business Briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Start the new year with good business advice The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the college’s Franklin County Campus (located on N.C. 56, just outside Louisburg). Tax requirements for...

Gas prices could continue to slide

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in...

Wake Electric scholarships available

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric is currently accepting applications for 2015 scholarships for college students — the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship for $2,000 and a total of 16 Touchstone Energy Scholarships of up to $1,250. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship will be...
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Police continue to investigate armed robbery

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is asked to call the police department at 919-554-6150 or 919-556-9111. WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest police continue their investigation into an armed robbery along the 1100 block of Cimarron Parkway that occurred Tuesday, Dec. 23, at...
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School briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Franklinton High School The Franklinton High School Business Alliance will hold its next meeting Jan. 15, 3:15 p.m. in the main office of the high school. Jones Dairy Elementary •Open houses will be held...
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Wake Forest arrests – reported Dec. 1-27

Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. •Jordan Gregory Akers, 24, 2417 Kisling Court, San Antonio, TX, was arrested at 12000 Capital Boulevard and charged with driving while impaired (DWI). He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Dec. 27,...

Wake Forest Citations – reported Dec. 16-22

•Jameeka Nichole Washington, 18, 67 Floyd Road, Louisburg, speeding, Dec. 22. •Dyouarium Moore, 23, 239 Gary St., Henderson, possession open container in passenger area, Dec. 22. •Gerardo Mendoza Estrada, 31, 75 Cambridge Drive, Franklinton, no operators license, Dec. 22. •Bryan...

Rolesville police reports – week of Jan. 1, 2015

Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. Also, public record law provides that the current known address of persons arrested or issued citations be made available, as well as if arrested persons are taken to jail and if they are given bond. This information is not...

Franklin County Reports – Dec. 1-27, 2014

Arrests Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. •Richard Ray, 22, 6594 Crowned Court, Zebulon, was arrested at 501 N.C. 58, Castalia, and charged with DWI, disorderly conduct, failure to carry a driver’s license, driving left of center, possession of an open...
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Police find missing woman

WAKE FOREST — Shortly after 2 p.m., Wake Forest police spokesman Bill Crabtree announced that Martha Whittington Adams had been found and was safe. No further information has been released. Earlier today, Crabtree said the Wake Forest Police Department was requesting the public's...
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Self walks free

RALEIGH — The Wake Forest man accused of taking indecent liberties with little girls while working as a substitute teacher at Jones Dairy Elementary School in August, 2013 was found not guilty in court this week on two of the three charges, according to a media report broadcast...
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Home raided for marijuana

Cops crack down on alleged Wake Forest dealers. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A combined force made up of Wake Forest police officers and Wake County Sheriff’s deputies raided an Olde Mill Stream home midday Dec. 17, arresting two occupants for allegedly dealing marijuana,...
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Tech board appointee is only 17

Haleigh Tucker wants school technology offerings expanded. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — This modern world is catching up to local government, which is why nine gurus have been selected by town commissioners to serve on their first ever technology advisory board. One of them,...
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Staying strong in the community

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins If you’re looking for a new, intense and challenging way of getting in shape, then Red Dog CrossFit of Wake Forest could be for you. Red Dog opened its doors Aug. 1 and has already racked up 70 members. An average of about 25 to 30 people...
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Angel Tree makes Christmas cheer possible

WAKE FOREST — Ricky Burnett, right, hands a woman a bag full of presents for her young children as part of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church’s Angel Tree giveaway. Volunteers collected age- and gender-appropriate presents from church donations, BJ’s and BJ’s shoppers, as well as...